Res One is one of Bristol’s hardest working hip hop MCs. Part of the Split Prophets Collective, they have been pushing the underground UK hip hop scene since the release of their Scribbled Thoughts EP in 2011. They’ve supported the likes of Wu Tang, KRS One, MF Doom and are one of the biggest and …

New Brownswood recruit Skinny Pelembe makes his maiden voyage to Bristol this month with his new afro-tipped, psychedelic soul EP, Sleep More, Make More Friends.   Born in Johannesburg and raised in Doncaster, the producer, multi-instrumentalist, singer and MC signed to Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings earlier this year, debuting with downtempo-meets-melodious masterpiece I’ll Be on …

Following a meteoric rise over the last two years Slowthai has quickly established himself as one of the hottest prospects in the UK grime scene. His live shows have rapidly gained a not-to-be-missed reputation for his relentless energy and aggressive delivery. The Exchange – off the back of the news that it is likely to …

While Colston Hall undergoes a £45 million renovation, the team are continuing to bring world class musicians to Bristol, making use of some of city’s independent venues via their Colston Hall Presents programme. Earlier this month, it resulted in the booking of an eccentric duo at Bedminster’s Fiddlers in the form of Afrobeat pioneer Tony …

An occasion that has filled our hearts with friendship, fun and beautiful beats for over a decade. A party in a field that’s grown from humble beginnings. A family-run celebration that has never weakened its ethos. This is an ode to Fieldview. We’re rather spoilt in Bristol, but 10 years ago in my hometown of …

Sitting well on the metaphorical fence between absurd music festival and immersive dystopian theatre, Boomtown Fair descended upon Hampshire’s Matterley Bowl for the 10th year running this August. A world within another explicit, offensive and downright loveable world, Boomtown welcomes up to 60,000 local and international revellers each summer, selling out earlier and earlier as …

No Violet have an itch. For five years they’ve been gurgling, stomping and shrieking their fuzzy alt-rock grunge around Bristol; now their four track debut EP Faces, finished back in January, is a honed capsule of their sound, teetering on the verge of release. Bassist Kerry explains: ‘We wanted to take our time over it …

Morcheeba are back with their new album Blaze Away and a massive world tour to boot, which will see them play at this year’s Tokyo World festival at Eastville Park on 22 and 23 September. They return without founding member Paul Godfrey, who departed in 2013, but their trademark mesh of influences from psychedelic rock …

‘Wu-Tang Clan ain’t nuthin’ ta fuck wit. GZA ain’t nothin’ to fuck with’ hollered SWX with hands raised high showing their W’s with pride at being in the presence of one of hip hop’s greats. BamBamBam’s latest slurp of old school goodness sold out in double quick time and the rumble of anticipation was felt …

Indie-leaning folk pop outfit Frontier Ruckus are coming to Bristol’s Canteen all the way from Detroit, as part of a European tour to promote their fifth studio album Enter The Kingdom.    Helmed by singer songwriter Matthew Milia, Enter The Kingdom draws on his own life experiences – his father losing his job and relying …